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Vampire power month may be over (how appropriate that it was in October, no?), but that doesn't mean I'm going to stop trying to find ways to reduce our electric bills! We are living in a digital world, which means nearly everything needs to be juiced up to work. I've already got my laptop working overtime at the office and at home, so you can imagine that I'm a pretty powerful energy vampire on my own. But I wouldn't be if I had this outlet.
A concept design I found while cruising Yanko, the Switch outlet allows you to keep your appliances plugged in (no more unplugging your power strip), but with a simple rotation, it cuts off all power to your gadgets, so you aren't draining electricity when it's not needed. Way to be eco-friendly and efficient! Power vampires, be gone.
Just enter in how many hours a week you use a given gadget, and the app will serve up a rundown on how much energy and money you're wasting each year, what kind of power vampire you are, and tips on how to stop the madness. Plus, there are fun quizzes and games to get you in line so your gadgets and appliances will stop sucking your wallet dry for good. And don't worry, if you're strapped for cash already, this app is totally free.
I have a lot of gadgets, and leaving any (or all) of them (or their chargers) plugged in when not in use can rack up a girl's electricity bill faster than a hidden coin tunnel in Super Mario Bros. 3. Thankfully, you have the option of unplugging your gadgets and gizmos when you leave the house. Check out these ten power vampires you can unplug when not in use to stop the madness, help the environment, and lower your electricity bills all at once.